Ready to lose your baby bump, and bring sexy back?
I know. Duh! Who isn’t right?!
Well, if you’re serious, you’re gonna wanna keep reading, because 80% of what you need to do to start losing weight postpartum is detailed below.
Postpartum Weight Loss Guide to Eating Clean
Eat 5-6 meals a day
This sounds like a lot and even counterproductive, but if you eat less at each meal it’s totally doable.
When you’re not eating a bunch of fat and junk, and you space your meals out every 2-3 hours, your body is less likely to go into starvation mode throughout the day.
Starvation mode tells your body that you’re not getting enough nutrients, so it sends red flag signals out to store more fat for a “hungry” day.
This is why it’s never a good idea to skip meals when you’re wanting to lose weight, or ever for that matter.
This way of eating also curbs cravings, so you’re less likely to get the urge to eat the whole box of a dozen Krispy Kremes.
Sugar is the devil!
No really, sugar is seriously a drug, and if you have kids like mine, that bounce off the walls and throw fits when they don’t get their next fix, then you know exactly what I mean.
Sugar, whether it’s refined or not, white or brown, has no nutritional value. It’s just empty calories, which has no place in a clean eating plan. EVER.
I’m not exempt from cravings every now and again, but a wise person once told me to think about what can be found in nature when the cravings sneak up on me, and reach for what my ancestors had no choice but to reach for…fruit.
But don’t go ape-shit with the fruit either.
Drink the right amount of water, daily
Drinking enough water is another one of those counter-intuitive things when it comes to postpartum weight loss, especially when you’re already feeling big and bloated.
Weeeell, it’s true!
Drinking more water actually helps reduce bloating and swelling and the overall feeling of heaviness.
It’s the same as with eating more meals. When you drink more water, your body doesn’t hold onto water (water weight) thinking it needs to save you from dying of thirst.
Reduce or eliminate processed foods
This goes hand in hand with the last tip.
Foods that are processed are not “clean”. They have ingredients, many times artificial ones, added to them.
If a food has a label, is in a box, or in a can or bag, it’s been processed in some way.
I suggest using an app like “Eating Clean” while grocery shopping, or before consuming any foods.
This app allows you to scan the barcode of any product, and it will alert you when it detects any additives or ingredients you want to avoid. It’s really cool, and so far it’s been mostly accurate.
Eat whole foods
Well if you’re not eating processed foods, what’s left?
Foods that haven’t been tampered with, or natural whole foods. Foods that are straight from the source.
Foods like whole fruits or veggies, nuts and seeds, and even some whole grains.
Like the title suggests, this is by no means the end all be all to eating clean for postpartum weight loss, but it’s definitely a good and solid start.
Start implementing these principles today, and you’ll soon start noticing the fat shed away.
Which eating clean principle makes you most anxious? For me it’s eliminating sugar. Your turn. Comment below.
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